|Joel Uckelman on 2 Apr 2001 15:16:59 -0000|
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|Re: spoon-discuss: RE: spoon-business: Go move|
Quoth "Harrison, Andrew": > Can somebody explain alliances to me please? > > -- > The Kid Well, the idea is that your stones can draw liberties from your allies' stones. For example: . . . . . . o o o . . o 1 o . . o 2 . . . . . . . Normally, playing at 1 if you're not o would be a bad idea, as your stone would have only a single liberty. However, if you're an ally of o and you played at 1, your stone would have 11 liberties (as many as the larger dragon). That said, if o then proceeded to play at 2 and broke off the alliance, e would still capture the stone of eir erstwhile ally at 1. So you should probably also be careful. -- J.